Imagine waking up in the morning to the smell of fog in the air, surrounded by spruce, fir and maple trees. You crawl out of your warm sleeping bag to find yourself a warm bowl of oatmeal and a cup of hot tea. Packing your lunch to the low hum of the rest of your crew mates groggy eyed preparations, you think of the work day ahead of you.
Today you will be working on what Acadia National Park employees refer to as Bog Walk. Kind of like a board walk, but made with one or two think slabs of rough cut logs, it looks a lot more rustic than your traditional lumber boardwalk. This is heavy stuff, meant to move around in the winter and in the wet season, and then resettle when everything dries out.
Our crew built over 300 feet of Bog walk during our month in Acadia, and that was only a portion of the work we did during the summer. The crew also finished a gravel turnpike, 366 feet long, and brushed 2 miles of trail.
On our last morning before heading home, the crew stayed up all night so they could see the first rays of sunlight in the United States, from the top of Cadillac Mountain.
-Jessica Gunsell, Crew Leader and SCA Staff